“Life is like a roller-coaster. Sometimes you close your eyes and hold onto it in sheer terror and other times you have to raise your hands in the air and enjoy the ride.”
No one promised us that life is going to be a smooth ride. Everybody experiences their share of ups and downs. Sometimes you are motivated, and sometimes you feel shattered. Sometimes you accomplish great success, and there are times when you hit a roadblock and not help but think if you are on the right track. In summation, we need to understand that our life is a series of different events which offers us all kinds of experiences. Your experiences do not define you, but it is how you deal with them.
Life is based on choices, and you need to make a choice when going gets tough. We can help you with simple tips and tricks on what to do when life is too hard to deal with.
- This shall too pass:
Nothing lasts forever; not good times, not bad times. Forever is one of the greatest lies of all times. All of us know this fact; still, we spend a copious amount of time worrying about a present lousy phase. If you are facing hard times right now, be sure that things will never stay the same.Time changes and season changes nothing remains permanent. Once the rain is over, the bright sun comes out and shines on you. The same goes for your life. Just believe that this shall too pass, and good things will come to you.
- Failures lead to success:
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” -Ken Robinson
Believe it or not, failures are the norm of life. Difficult times, challenges, setbacks, failures, and defeats are all necessary steps in life. Regardless of whom you are or what you want to accomplish in life, these are the everyday things that you need to go through.
- Developing a positive perspective:
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill (Think Rich and Grow Rich)
You will have to look at your problems from a positive perspective. When you are positive, you feel better about life in general. Both positivity and negativity are notoriously contagious. So, spend time with more positive people, and derive some positive vibes. Your mind will be peaceful, happier and calmer.
- Let go things you can’t control:
We can’t always control our situations. It is impossible.
So, what shall we do?
Answer is, STOP WORRYING!
Many a time we put in a lot of time and energy to control things which are beyond your control. No matter what we do, we can’t change anything about it. So, it is better to accept the truth as fast as possible. Try and divert your energy and focus towards the solutions what you can control.
- This shall too pass:
- Have faith:God has a plan for me. – Bible (Jer. 29:11)God always has a better plan for us as only he can see the bigger picture here. It is necessary to have faith and believe that God has something better in store for you. We are not suggesting that you lay back and relax and good things will happen to you on their own. Instead, work harder, do your bit.When you truly start believing that there is something better on its way, then you will be filled with excitement. The feeling of anxiety and fear will slowly wear off when you start to have faith.
- Reinforce your motivation:
It is but obvious to feel low during hard times. No matter what we do, we still could not shake off all the overwhelming feelings that we have. In situations like these, try to revisit your purpose. Tell yourself and understand why you even start doing this work. Read and listen to motivational material, which keeps the negativity at bay and gives you a new rush of motivation.
- Practice gratitude:
Show your appreciation to all the things in your life. Researches have proved that showing kindness and gratefulness to others is one of the best ways of living a happier life. The benefits of practicing gratitude are endless. When you start appreciating things around you, you start developing more positive emotions. You will start sleeping better, feel alive, and some even believe it helps build a stronger immune system.Don’t wait for special occasions to say thank you. Start looking for newer things each day for which you can be grateful.
- Stop and Self-reflect:
When the hard time comes, we fail to look at the bigger picture. In situations like this, self-reflection can help as to take a pause and evaluate our current situation. Self-reflection can help us in creating a better sense about ourselves. Taking time to think always paves the way for new ideas. It all depends on the kind of questions you ask yourself while self-reflecting. These questions play a crucial role in determining the type of life you lead.
- Get Active:
We already know that exercise is good for our body. But did you know that physical activity can also help a lot in improving our mood and reduce anxiety? When nothing is going the way, you want, it is understandable to feel depressed. Exercising can develop a sense of self-worth and make you feel strong and powerful. Exercise gives an enormous sense of well-being. It is an investment that you do for your mind, body, and soul.
Regardless of whatever situations you go through life, remember you are the only one who can give meaning to your life. In simple words, it is our mind that makes a situation hard or simple. Only you can control your responses towards life and circumstances. So, when life gets harder, make yourself stronger. We leave you with these inspirational words by Merlin Monroe.
“Sometimes things fall apart so that better things could fall together.”